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Rational Business Developer Fix Pack 4 ( for 8.0.1



IBM Rational Business Developer has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.0.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functionality or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click the link to navigate to the system requirement report page. To run the report, select your Product, Version and Operating System. 
Note: Choose the parent version of your product to see the system requirements for fix pack releases.
Click to browse for the version of your product knowledge center available on the product information library page.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Installation Instructions

To install the fix pack, use one of these options:

By default, you do not need to download the compressed files that contain the update. Installation Manager downloads and installs the update directly from the IBM update repository.

Prerequisite requirements:
  • Rational Business Developer, Version 8.0.1 must be installed.
  • Rational Business Developer and all browsers and applications that it opens must be closed.

Installing Rational Business Developer, Version as an update

To install Rational Business Developer, Version as an update:
  1. Start Installation Manager.
    If a new version of Installation Manager is found, you are prompted to install it before you can continue.
    To proceed, click OK. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes.

    Note: On Windows Vista, you must run Installation Manager as administrator. Right-click the program shortcut and click Run as administrator.

  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click Update Packages.

  3. In the Update packages wizard, select the package group name with the installation location for Rational Business Developer and click Next.
    Installation Manager searches for updates in the Rational Business Developer repository on the Web and in all of the repository locations that you specified. The search progress is displayed.

  4. On the Update Package page, the updates are displayed and selected. Select Version for Rational Business Developer; then click Next.

  5. Read the license agreements for the update. On the left side of the License page, click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms for all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements; then click Next.

  6. Select the features to install; by default, features that are currently installed are selected. Click Next.

  7. Review the summary information, and click Update. The installation progress is displayed.

  8. When the update process is complete, a message that confirms the success of the process is displayed near the top of the page. To open the log file for the current session, click View log file.

    To continue, close the Installation Log window.

Installing Rational Business Developer Version

To install Rational Business Developer, Version
  1. Start the Installation program.
    • If you use Installation Manager, start the program. If a new version is found, you are prompted to install it before you can continue. Click OK to proceed. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes.
    • If Installation Manager is not installed, on the first CD image file, click Install IBM Rational Business Developer. An installation wizard opens. To install the product, follow the instructions in the installation wizard. After the installation is complete, Installation Manager opens.
  2. Click Install.

  3. Select the installation package for Rational Business Developer and click Next.

  4. If you are installing another instance of this product version, install the package to a new package group. A message is displayed. In response to the message, click Continue, and then click Next.

  5. Read the license agreements. On the left side of the License page, click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms for all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements; then click Next.

  6. Specify the location to install the package and click Next.

    Optional: To extend your version of the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), select that option. If you do not want to extend your version of Eclipse IDE, accept the default. Click Next.

  7. Select the language to install and click Next.

  8. Select the features to install and click Next.

  9. Review the summary information and click Install. The installation progress is displayed.

  10. To activate your license for Rational Business Developer, on the Start page of Installation Manager, click Manage Licenses.

    By default, a 60-day trial license is enabled when you first install Rational Business Developer. To install your permanent license key and license agreement, import the product Activation Kit CD.

For more information about installation, see the installation instructions in the Rational Business Developer knowledge center.

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Business Developer 8.0.1. It contains fixes for client reported and internally found defects.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

In this fix pack the following defects are unresolved:

COBOL Generation

PM70053ASRA occurs when V8 EGL generated COBOL program accesses DLI and V7 EGL program is the MAIN

PM71891IF IN statements for a large array cause high CPU usage

PM72673Syslib.convert fails for operating NUM in RBD cobol

PM72682mathlib.assign causes abend when overflow


PM65730Automatic Java generation not synchronized with the projectBuild task

PM68916DFT RBD "Order by" is stripped out when "for update" is in the same SQL

PM72064Retrieve SQL fails for a column of type TIMESTAMP with error SQL type <UNKNOWN>

PM72677SQL key word Indicator causes DB2 preprocess error in RBD COBOL 8.0.1

PM72681SET more than two host variables doesn't work in COBOLGen

Java Generation

PM70832ServletException: Array index out of range: 0 using boolean array


PM66122An exception is thrown from a service calling a host program using stateful.

Rich UI

PM55507Generation of JavaScript produces massive code expansion

EGL Migration

PM57563Migration tool does not wrap mathlib.abs with assign as documented


PM65027In CSP the "NUMERIC attribute on a character field was a hardware enforced attribute.

Change History

To discover what's new in this release, see What's new in Rational Business Developer in the Rational Business Developer knowledge center.

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Technical Support

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  • Visit the Jazz Community if you use a Rational product created using the Jazz platform to interact directly with the Jazz development team and other community members, download product trials and betas and track developement progress.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?

  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

If you have helpful information to diagnose or identify the problem on your system, you can provide this data by following the instructions to exchange information with IBM Technical Support.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
02 August 2018